What might be the most infamous moment in Oscar history began when Warren Beatty opened the Best Picture envelope then paused. His “Bonnie & Clyde” co-star Faye Dunaway took over and announced “La La Land” as the winner.
As heard faintly, someone uttered “It says Emma Stone” after Dunaway’s announcement.
After a few acceptance speeches amidst on-stage discussions with the Oscars producing crew, “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz officially announced the true winner of Best Picture, “Moonlight.”
Faces in the crowd as “Moonlight” was named best picture. In a bewildering end to the show, “La La Land” was first announced as the winner. pic.twitter.com/7bgEd3Vecj
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 27, 2017
— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) February 27, 2017
The moment is reminiscent of the 2016 Miss Universe pageant when its host Steve Harvey announced the incorrect winner.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) February 27, 2017
I wrote the ending of the academy awards 2017. @jimmykimmel we really got them!
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 27, 2017
You know what the problem is — millions of Academy members voted illegally.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 27, 2017
Warren Beatty seems to be opening an envelope that says 'Actress in a Leading Role'. He must have been handed the wrong one somehow. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/Rma4wp80aX
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) February 27, 2017
Looks like Bonnie and Clyde pulled off one last heist. #oscars
— Paul Wontorek (@PaulWontorek) February 27, 2017